- GIANT thanks to our 2019 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters!
- Thanks for the generous support of all the Individual Trail Fund Supporters who have helped get our trail crew off and running this 2019 season!
- As always, the outstanding work that these guys are able to do is only possible through your support. Take 2 minutes now and TEXT MBT to 24365 or click HERE and please pledge a few bucks to keep them maintaining and building your Teton Region trails throughout the summer season. Donate and get yourself in a sweet new MBT t-shirt and hat too!
Trail Crew Work Report: September 22 – 28, 2019
This was our final week of trail work for 2019. We spent time in Southern Valley and in Tie Canyon planning for 2020 and taking care of a maintenance backlog issue. We’re so grateful for the ability to work on your Public Lands Trails here in our backyard. Thanks to the countless volunteers and trail stewards who contributed hundreds of hours (you know who you are), local business supporters who donated thousands of dollars (both cash and product), Jay Pence, Joe McFarlane and Kevin Frazier of the Teton Basin Ranger District, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, People for Bikes, the Teton Springs Foundation, the National Forest Foundation and the Idaho Plate Fund for their partnership. Thanks to MBT Trail Crew – Chris Brule and Alec Johnson for their tireless work on our trails. Finally, huge thanks to the Teton Valley News for running these weekly Dirt Reports as part of a tangible community resource! We love our local paper! 2019 was one for the books…. More great things to come in 2020!
- On Thursday, Alec spent the day in Tie Canyon, cutting out down fall (three trees on the trail, plus one blocking the original trail). He also established a sustainable bench-cut on approx. 50-60ft of trail that was extremely out-sloped, and dug a new bench along another section to circumvent a marshy segment of trail.
- Friday, Chris spent the day at Mike Harris focusing on the new Hillside Trail (2020) for viable options. He walked away with a number of concepts heading into next season – given that this trail will be a rather difficult build through some challenging, higher-angle terrain.
- Saturday, Chris spent the morning walking and taking GPS tracks of a new Campground Trail option for 2020 in Southern Valley. He’s been working hard to round out our map and a strategic work plan for Southern Valley next season.
2019 MBT Trail Work By the Numbers
- 1041 Trail Crew Paid Work Hours
- 1492 Volunteer Hours Logged
- 135 Individual Volunteers
- 107 Trees Cut Out
- 98 New Drains Constructed
- 248 Drains/Waterbars Cleaned
- 173 Miles of Trail Maintained
- ~2.9 Miles of New Trail Built
- OPEN: Teton Valley, Jackson Hole and surrounding area trails below 8000’. Please avoid muddy trails this week though as we’ve received quite a bit of moisture.
- CLOSED: Grand Targhee Bike Park, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park (lift access). All other trails at Targhee and JHMR are still open if conditions allow.
- Huge thanks to the community for your support throughout the season of our Trail Crew and their work on your trails. We couldn’t do ANY of this without you.
Don’t hesitate to fill out a Trail Maintenance Request Form on our website and check out our calendar for a Maintenance Monday schedule for opportunities to get out and help!
Remember, all of this work depends on YOU. Please take two minutes and head to our DONATIONS PAGE to make your Trail Fund donation in support of these guys today!
How will my donation make an impact?
Your contribution, no matter the amount, will go DIRECTLY toward the following categories this year:
- Three-person trail crew salary and travel over 20 + weeks in 2019
- Purchase of new tools (pulaskis, rouge hoes, pick mattocks, etc.)
- Maintenance of current inventory (trail tools, saws, radios, etc.)
- Chainsaw maintenance (sharpening, service, etc.)
- Trail machine rental/maintenance
- Trail construction and maintenance supplies (signage, Geo Blocks, drainage, etc.)
- GIS/Mapping work, engineering, trail crew training